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Disney World Experiences

I’ve written before about “Disneyland experiences” (see here).

However… to celebrate our anniversary, we are going, not to Disneyland, but Disney WORLD.

I haven’t been since 6th grade. To say I’m excited is an understatement – maybe mostly because it will be our first kid free getaway in six years.

Unbelievably, our oldest (now six…. see, that’s why no kid free trips), took the news really well.

I started out with gentle info. “Now son, you know that grandpa and grandma moved to Florida but just because we go to visit them does not mean we are going to Disney every time.”

Later “You know, Mommy & Daddy might go to DW without you kids. You realize you are really tall and can ride all the big rides, but little bro & sis can’t.”

Then I overheard him telling little bro “Mommy and Daddy ARE going to DW without us. Because I’m tall and you are not. I can ride all the rides but you can’t. We would waste a lot of time standing in line….”

Truth. He took our conversations to their correct conclusion.

JJ and I have talked at length how we want the kids to be out of diapers, and even more so, old enough to remember. Six is probably old enough, but four and two are not.

Anyway, I’m super pumped to get time to myself with JJ. I keep thinking “Getting out the door…. it won’t take forever!” And not only do we get a few days and nights of quality time, we get to do fun things and eat at fancy places.

Lastly…. we have a breakfast reservation at Oga’s Cantina. The reservation was not easy to get because the Galaxy’s Edge is extremely popular.

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Our Fake Disneyworld vacation

A quick follow up to my previous post. To this day, I’ve never been to Disneyland.

I have, however, been to Disneyworld 3 times. My grandparents lived in Florida so we would visit on occasion when we were little. The most recent time we went was when I was in 6th grade (about 23 years ago).

We were in Orlando two years ago for a family reunion, however, Disneyworld was not on the schedule. 

We did have a free day to do whatever we wanted so my husband and I took our 13 month old and visited the Disney properties. We toured hotels and jumped on the tram. We never went in any of the parks, but we took a couple pictures of our “fake Disneyworld vacation.” I hope my son doesn’t grow up having “Disneyworld experiences” for the rest of his life.

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